George Sneddon

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    We regret to advise of the death of George Sneddon who passed away 2 November 2003.

    George was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1924 and served in the Royal and Merchant Navies in the Second World War. One of the most memorable events of George's naval career occurred during the war as the ship he was on was involved in hunting down the German Battleship "Bismarck". He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and first worked on the Canadian Pacific Steam Ship "Princess Louise" on the Alaska run.

    George joined the Canadian Forces in 1949 and served 25 years as an RCE Administrative Clerk with the Royal Canadian Engineers in Chilliwack, Whitehorse, Germany and with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. A longtime resident of Cultus Lake, upon retiring from the Forces in 1974 George served as a prison guard with Federal Corrections for 12 years and fully retired in 1986.

    A Memorial Service will be held Saturday 8 November 2003 at 3:00 PM from the Chapel at Woodlawn Mount Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, BC. A Memorial Tea will follow In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Fund. [zpp]